Easy DIY: GripStrips!

Easy DIY: GripStrips!

Sunny weekends are best when you can find a nice balance between getting things done, and relaxing with some down time. If you're looking to cross something off your to-do list that won't take you all day, installing GripStrips is the perfect project.

How easy are GripStrips to install? Installation takes minutes, and all you need is a clean stair surface, a Phillips head screwdriver, and the correct size GripStrip! No drill required - just place the screws towards the outer rim of the pre-slotted holes, and tighten them down. Once it's nice and tight, go back and loosen each screw a quarter of a turn. This last step allows the wood to expand and contract as needed with hot and cold weather, without altering the safety or efficacy of the strip. Make sure to use all the screws provided!

Placement is up to you; we recommend laying the strip down an inch or two from the front edge of the step. If you have wider steps or want extra grip, you can install two GripStrips per step.

Make sure you choose the correct size for your steps - if you have a smaller space, we recommend going with our smallest size (12 x 2). We don't recommend cutting the strips down yourself, as this effect the pre-drilled holes in the strip and possibly create issues with durability.

GripStrips are designed for wood steps, and the screws that come included in the your set are specific to wooden surfaces. However, you can GripStrips on concrete or metal - you'll just need to purchase the correct screws at your local hardware store, and pre-drill holes in the concrete or metal surface prior to installation.

So there you have it! Minutes to install, and lasts for years. Check out our online inventory on and, or find us at your local retailer.

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Available at participating stores near you

  • Home Hardware
  • Rona
  • ACE Hardware & TRU Hardware
  • Participating TSC stores
  • Home Hardware

Customer Reviews

  • "Around here, moss grows overnight. It makes everything very slippery. My condo association recently installed Gripstrips on our wooden walkways that get slippery in the winter. They have reduced the number of people falling to ZERO this winter! We place them two feet apart, and it's enough to stop a skid before it becomes a fall. They are the best product ever. (I've used chickenwire stapled down (painful), and composition roof tiles (ugly). GripStrips are attractive and they work!! GREAT PRODUCT!!"

    Janey Bennett
  • "After discovering this product at a consumer tradeshow, I contacted GRIPSTRIP on behalf of a number of Strata Corporations that I manage. These buildings have now used GRIPSTRIPs on exterior wooden stair systems to reduce the likelihood of slip and falls and the product has proven to be very effective. On my personal strata in Whistler, BC, we have used this product on all of our exterior stair systems and the product has proven to work very well with both rain and snow and has been quite durable in spite of constant shoveling of snow from these stairs.

    Ross Ruddick, Strata Manager, CrossRoads Management